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Location:

Kingsbury,TX,USA

Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

 

Some day I will not be able to do this...today is not that day!

Started Running (6/1/10) @ 50 Yrs Old

  • 5K:
    • 22:26 (7:14 pace) McAllister Park 8/14/10
    • 22:24 San Marcos (7:13 pace) 10/19/10
    • 21:09 San Marcos (6:49 pace) 11/20/10
    • 20:19 San Marcos-Faith Run (6:33 pace) 5/26/12
    • 20:06 Fentress (6:26 pace) 10/20/12
    • *19:21 Gruene (6:20 pace) 11/22/12 (*Short Course)
    • 19:42 San Marcos-Faith Run (6:21 pace) 5/25/13
    • 19:42 San Marcos-Faith Run (6:21 pace) 5/24/14 (Not a Typo, exactly same time as last year)
    • 21:38 New Braunfels Orange Leaf (6:58 pace) 7/19/14
    • 19:33 Gruene Turkey Trot (6:18 pace) 11/27/14
    • 19:43 Kyle-For the Love of Go (6:27 pace) 2/14/15
  • 5 Miles:

    • 34:03 (6:48 pace) Hillsboro, Ill 7/4/11
  • 10Ks:
    • 43:24 (7:00 pace) Gatesville, Tx 6/4/11
  • Half Marathons:
    • 1:42:16 (7:48 pace) Austin Livestrong  2/20/11
    • 1:36:23 (7:21 pace) Moe's Better Half  3/6/11
    • 1:35:55 (7:19 pace) Chosen Half Marathon for Adoption 10/29/11
    • 1:30:10 (6:53 pace) Austin 3M 1/2/12
    • 1:43:13 (7:54 pace) Orange Leaf  7/14/12
    • 1:33:44 (7:08 pace) Chosen Half Marathon for Adoption 10/27/12
    • 1:32:23 (7:03 pace) Austin 3M 1/13/13
    • 1:35:16 (7:16 pace) Marathon for Adoption 10/26/13 (Ran off-course .3 miles)
    • 1:36:48 (7:23 pace) SA Rock-N-Roll 11/17/13
    • 1:37:06 (7:25 pace) Chosen Half Marathon for Adoption 10/25/14
    • 2:00:28 (9:11 pace) Long Beach Half Marathon (Paced Callie) 10/11/15
    • 1:39:29 (7:35 pace) Marathon for Adoption 11/21/15
    • 1:34:06 (7:11 pace) Marathon for Adoption 11/19/16
    • 1:37:43 (7:37 pace) Marathon for Adoption 11/18/17
    • 1:36:30 (7:22 pace) Marathon for Adoption 11/17/18
  • Marathons:
    • 3:38:09 (8:19 pace) Oklahoma City Marathon 5/1/11
    • 3:30:16 (8:01 pace) Ft. Worth Cowtown 2/26/12
    • 3:30:53 (8:03 pace) Oklahoma City Marathon 4/29/12 
    • 0:00:00 (DNF) Ft Worth Cowtown Marathon 2/24/13 (Ran off-course)
    • 3:22:56 (7:44 pace) Temple Army Marathon BQ 4/21/13
    • 3:27:24 (7:55 pace) Boston Marathon BQ  4/21/14 
    • 3:18:40 (7:35 pace) CIM Marathon BQ 12/7/14
    • 3:33:07 (8:08 pace) San Antonio R&R Marathon BQ 12/7/16
    • 3:25:32 (7:51pace) The Woodlands Marathon BQ 3/3/18
    • 3:26:17 (7:52 pace) The Woodlands Marathon BQ 3/2/19
  • Triathlons:
  • (1:12:23) Martindale (Sprint) Tri For Old Glory 7/1/12
  • Ragnar Relay:
  • (28:24:24) SoCal Ragnar 4/6-7/18 

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • Run Boston Marathon with Callie
  • Break 19:00 in the 5K
  • Break 1:28 in Half Marathon
  • Hit 3:16:00 in the Marathon

Upcoming Races: 

  • Chosen (Half) Marathon for Adoption, Nov. 23rd
  • Boston 2020 with Callie...!!! (my daughter)

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Win 1st in the World Series Team Roping Finals Dec. 2020
  • Run Boston with Callie, My Daughter
  • Run Sub-18:00 5K (Ouch)
  • Run Sub- 3:10 Marathon  Run 3:16 Marathon
  • Compete in a Full Iron Man (Not sure since my two major bike accidents)

Personal:

Married, two kids  Kirby 24 (Baylor University, Married not a a Runner), Callie 27 (TCU University, Married and Runner).

My main sport is Team Roping, I've been doing that all my life. 

I started running in the spring of 2010.

I Just Run               

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 4.00 Year: 1014.54
Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 146.57
Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 430.23
Swim Time Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Trek (Road Bike) Lifetime Miles: 974.00
Altra-Instinct-Blue Lifetime Miles: 551.67
Altra Instinct Black Lifetime Miles: 520.10
Altra Paradigm Black Second Pair Lifetime Miles: 7.00
Saucony Kinvara 2 Green (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 145.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No running today since I'm officially in taper mode now. I went back and compared a few of my best 20+ mile runs to try and figure out what condition I'm in. I have actually run 20 miles or further 12 times in my life which includes the two marathons. Below is five of those runs.

 

                         Avg.
21 Mile Runs Pace HR HR % Temp
Best 21 in 2011 7:45 154 84 65º
First 21 at OKC 2011 8:00 165 91 45º
Last 21 Before Ft Worth 2012 7:49 153 81 55º
First 21 at Ft Worth 2012 7:39 162 87 45º
Last 21 Before OKC 2012 7:55 150 79 60º

Any comments or analogies are welcome :-)

1 Peter 3:15

15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

Comments
From RAD on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 08:32:16 from 98.202.23.178

according to the data...I'm confused! :) Not that I'm any sort of expert by any means! I'd assume the lower temps and slower or same pace would produce a lower HR - but it seems to be just the opposite. So, I'm really confused by the data. Wouldn't a cooler day and tapering and a slower/same pace yield a lower HR? Strange. Maybe race anxiety does that to us? Sorry...probably making more questions that giving answers. I'm interested to see how OKC turns out for you! Lets hope that this is a turn around race. Enjoy the taper.

From I Just Run on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 08:40:03 from 67.79.11.242

RAD,

Ha ha... I noticed the same thing. It may have something to do with the Reynolds disease I have. When the temp is below 60 I don't get good blood flow to my hands and feet so keeping warm is really hard. When I bundle up I just get sweaty/wet and cold. My hands and feet turn white and get really stiff.

...So I think I'm hoping for 60 - 65 degree weather in OKC.

From JG on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 09:35:14 from 98.109.183.41

3 20 milers this year plus a marathon ... great job! I have run 20+ miles 13 times ... 11 marathons & 2 50k's! lol Hope you get great weather in OKC, temps have a huge effect on pace, no matter how you trained! :)

From DLTheo on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 10:02:38 from 155.130.107.41

Could be the stress of running in a race that elevated your heart rate. Running at a time of day you're not used to running, as usually happens in races, could also be the culprit. Looks like you are right where you need to be to run 3:30, though.

From Dave S on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 11:52:40 from 69.170.115.216

I've read that you can usually expect a little higher heart rate in a race from the extra excitement. I've notice it some myself but mainly in the first mile.

I'd say that if you can run the first 21 miles of your marathon at 7:50 to 7:55 pace and have an average HR in the low 150s [like that last long run] you will be in great position to hit your goal.

From SlowJoe on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 19:22:40 from 69.131.141.92

Looks to me like you're in pretty good shape by comparison, with your lowest HR and warmer temps. Glad you are running OKC, we'll have to meet up there.

From Dan on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 21:56:46 from 24.209.83.20

With good weather I think you are in great shape to hit your goals! One piece of advice if you don't mind... Start off slow :)

From Steam8 on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 21:12:59 from 166.70.55.77

Taper mode must mean that you have decided to do your marathon?! :) Very excited for you!!

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